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San Antonio Spurs sign Ben Moore to two-way contract

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 6: Ben Moore #26 of the Indiana Pacers is introduced before the game against the Houston Rockets during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 6, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 6: Ben Moore #26 of the Indiana Pacers is introduced before the game against the Houston Rockets during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 6, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In an attempt to fortify their frontcourt depth, the San Antonio Spurs signed former Fort Wayne Mad Ant Ben Moore to a two-way contract.

The San Antonio Spurs front office executed their first roster change of the season by signing forward Ben Moore to a two-way contract, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Saturday evening. Moore was waived by the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 3 and will head to Austin to join San Antonio’s G League affiliate Austin Spurs.

The product of Southern Methodist University went undrafted in 2017 and was picked up by the Pacers as a free agent for the 2017 Summer League. He signed to a two-way contract with Indiana shortly thereafter.

Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The San Antonio Spurs are signing forward Ben Moore to a two-way NBA contract. Moore started this season with the Indiana Pacers.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 18, 2018

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Through five games in the 2018 Summer League, Moore averaged 6.6 points on 69 percent shooting from the field along with 2.8 boards and two steals. The 23-year-old only appeared in two regular season games for the Pacers and has played a total of nine minutes but clearly general managed R.C. Buford sees something in him that could help the struggling Spurs.

Moore has appeared in 47 games in the G League and has taken a step to begin the season, posting an average stat line of 20 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks through four games. In the midst of a breakout campaign, Moore has secured a place within one of the league’s most coveted franchises in San Antonio.

As the Spurs have moved toward a younger core of players, Moore could provide a boost to the team’s dwindling intensity and hustle.

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He’s in the process of coming into his own as a scorer so head coach Gregg Popovich will be able to implement him into the lineup as Moore proves himself in Austin.

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